A Just Transition for South Gippsland
Do you want to see South Gippsland transitioning away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future, creating lots of jobs and doing it in a fair way so no one gets left behind?
Then add your name to it!
Just Transition South Gippsland Inc. & ACF Prom Area Climate Action are absolutely stoked to bring Damon Gameau's new film Regenerating Australia to Meeniyan for the community to enjoy alongside some live music and great discussions with some local legends.
Dive into an afternoon full of community connection, valuable conversations and important discussions about the climate solutions needed and implemented by our beautiful local panellists.
After two years of not being able to get together it will be the perfect opportunity to reconnect, share ideas, celebrate this film and learn about regenerative principles.
Our suggested donation is $10. If you can't make a donation please still come along.
Grab your family and friends and join us for this important and fun event. Drop ins are welcome!
Have an eye out for our email & follow @jtsouthgippsland and @acfcommunity.promarea on Instagram for event updates.
What to expect:
A little more about the Regenerating Australia film 'Regenerating Australia' is a short documentary film by Damon Gameau (2040, That Sugar Film). It is based on a 4 month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.
Featuring Kerry O’Brien, Sandra Sully, Tim Flannery, Larissa Behrendt, David Pocock and other well-known voices, the film is based on a four-month ‘listening campaign’ with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.
It is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration. Regenerating Australia is being made available for community screenings thanks to WWF Regenerate Australia, Regen Studios, Shark Island Foundation, Documentary Australia Foundation.
Date and time Sun 15th May 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Location Meeniyan Town Hall, 97 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan VIC 3956, Australia
To take global climate change seriously we need to accept that the old ways of doing things are no longer viable. Not economically, and certainly not environmentally.
As greenhouse gas emissions rise and the atmosphere continues to heat and threaten climate stability and planetary wellbeing, business as usual is over. The world is going to change. Transition to a low- or no-carbon economy and society is unavoidable.
In that coming change lies the chance to address economic imbalances and social inequities that defined the old way.
A Just Transition is all about changing the architecture of our shared world. We can move away from the economic practices that cause global heating and threaten our wellbeing, towards a non-destructive economy.
By choosing to work together we can ensure the transition is one that provides decent work, affordable housing, a dignified older age, and strong and resilient communities for the many rather than the few.
Two things are missing from our region: a plan for transitioning to a low- or no-carbon society and the participation of local citizens in setting the agenda beyond the ballot box. If done in the right way, a Just Transition for South Gippsland presents the opportunity to turn the area into a leader on climate action and a thriving region for all its residents, young and old.
A Just Transition Strategy, produced by and for South Gippslanders, will give us a future to look forward to.
Remaking our world is a collective endeavour. It has to involve all of us, not just the dominant few. For too long all levels of politics have been monopolised by powerful groups with vested interests.
Politicians hear a narrow range of voices.
This is the chance to not just have your say, but to actively shape the future of our region, in both content and form. A Just Transition for South Gippsland is by definition a democratic process led by South Gippslanders from all walks and stages of life.
How the transition might look is to be worked out collectively rather than imposed on us.
You can get involved here.
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South Gippsland spans Bunurong and Gunai-Kurnai country. We acknowledge that this land is unceded and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. A just transition is one that allows for First Nations' sovereignty.
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